Launch of primary schools’ St. Patrick’s Day Art Exhibition – ‘Get Green for ‘17’

St Patrick's Day Art Exhibition

Published: 15th March 2017

The St Patrick’s Day Primary Schools’ Art Exhibition, organised as part of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Omagh, was officially launched at the Strule Arts Centre on Friday 10 March 2017.

In keeping with the theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Day, Omagh celebrations, ‘Get Green for ‘17’ – raising awareness of recycling, the environment and sustainability – the colourful exhibition showcases pieces of artwork made by local primary school pupils using recycled materials.

Schools participating in this year’s exhibition include Drumlish Primary School, Omagh County Primary School, Holy Family Primary School and St Patrick’s Primary School Eskra.

Speaking at the exhibition launch at the Strule Arts Centre on 10 March 2017, Vice Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Bert Wilson commended the pupils on the quality of work on display.

“This year’s theme, ‘Get Green for ‘17’ has certainly fired the imagination of the entrants and the quality of the interpretation of the theme is outstanding. We all have a role to play in terms of increasing the level of waste which we can and should recycle,” said Councillor Wilson.

“All of us, irrespective of age, can do more to cut down on waste disposal and look at ways on how we can reduce, reuse, recycle. Through this art work, the pupils have displayed great awareness of the importance of embracing ‘Get Green for ‘17’. By participating in the exhibition, the pupils have made a significant contribution to the success of this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Omagh,” added Councillor Wilson.

The St Patrick’s Day Primary School’s Art Exhibition continues at the Gallery at the Strule Arts Centre until Saturday 1 April 2017. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has also organised an afternoon of festivities in Omagh to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Friday 17 March 2017.

There will be a fun filled programme of activity across Omagh town centre from 12 noon until approximately 5 pm with entertainment taking place at the OASIS Plaza, Omagh Community House and the Strule Arts Centre.

Q Radio will also be broadcasting live from its Mega Blast Bus in the town centre while St Eugene’s Brass and Reed Band will be performing outside the Danske Bank from 12 noon.

The colourful St Patrick’s Day carnival parade will depart from Omagh County Hall car park at 1.30 pm, making its way into the town centre before returning to its starting point.

This year’s parade will be led by Tattyreagh Community Youth Group with community, sporting, cultural and farming groups, marching bands and cheerleaders all set to take part.

ISL and BSL sign language interpreters will be located on the OASIS Plaza during the afternoon while a quiet space will be available at the Strule Arts Centre throughout the day for those who may need some time away from the crowds and noise.

For further information on St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Omagh please visit the Council’s website at www.fermanaghomagh.com. Alternatively telephone the Council’s events management team on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) or email events@fermanaghomagh.com.

The St Patrick’s Day event in Omagh is organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and supported by the Public Health Agency.

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